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I BELIEVE (Day 8)

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Reason # 8 “I believe in God because without God it is impossible to establish that anything is right or wrong.”

“Without God, there is no objective standard of truth. If there is no God, we are left adrift on a sea of moral relativism without any way of agreeing on what is absolutely right and wrong. C. S. Lewis identified what he called ‘The Law of Human Nature.’ ‘First, human beings, all over the earth, have this curious idea that they ought to behave in a certain way, and cannot really get rid of it. Secondly, that they do not in fact behave in that way.’ This moral law is as demonstrable as natural law and requires a God to create it.

Taking this a bit further, to address the issue of moral relativism, do we really believe that our infinite, omniscient, omnipotent God, the God who created the inviolate, uncompromising, black and white natural laws, said when it came to moral law, ‘Oh, you all just do your own thing? Live any way you want to?’ Think about it. We don’t question the law of gravity for heaven’s sake. Jump off a 10-story building and you’ll accelerate at a constant rate (9.8 meters/second- 32.2ft./second) until you splat on the sidewalk. We know too, that (given standard conditions) steam always becomes water at 100 degrees centigrade and water becomes ice at 0 degrees.

The natural order God created is uncompromising and inviolate. When we ignore the natural law, people get hurt; things go wrong. Why would we think that God is indifferent to the moral law? Do we think He wants us to make up our own rules, or has He established and communicated a moral order designed to help us live together peacefully with our neighbor and find a saving, eternal relationship with Him? ”

Don Waddell – “Why I believe in God 9 non-biblical reasons”

When outsiders who have never heard of God's law follow it more or less by instinct, they confirm its truth by their obedience. They show that God's law is not something alien, imposed on us from without, but woven into the very fabric of our creation. There is something deep within them that echoes God's yes and no, right and wrong.

Romans 2:14-15 (The Message)

Sherrie

Then Jesus said …, "If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."

John 8:31-32 (NKJV)

  
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1WALKINGMAN 11/1/2009 9:44PM

    It is very interesting to find that very primitive tribes, all over the world have had the same set of basic moral laws throughout history.

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LOOSEINGIT 10/29/2009 9:20PM

   
WELL SAID..GOD IS SO GREAT

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I BELIEVE (Day 7)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Reason # 7 “I believe in God because it is the logical thing to do.”

“The French mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal suggested that the wise person would, based on logic, math and probability, ‘bet on God.’ If Christians are wrong and there is no God, we have lost nothing. If, however; we bet that He is not (or we don’t bet at all), and He is, we have lost everything. Pascal said, ‘Wager then unhesitatingly that God is.’ ”

Don Waddell – “Why I believe in God 9 non-biblical reasons”

Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

1 Peter 1:8-9 (NIV)

Wisdom is a tree of life to those who embrace her; happy are those who hold her tightly.

Proverbs 3:18 (NLT)

Sherrie

Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

Matthew 24:35, Mark 13:31, Luke 21:33 (GNT)

  
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KIMISTRY1 10/28/2009 2:20PM

    My English professor in college once said, "I'd rather believe in heaven and hell and they don't exist, than to not believe and they do". God is.

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COWARDLYLION59 10/28/2009 1:15PM

    AMEN,Do a big Amen honey we need to always
remember that and HE is real!! Have a real
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GLOW8211 10/28/2009 10:12AM

    THANK YOU FOR SUCH ENCOURAGING WORDS TODAY!! GOD BLESS YOU!! emoticon

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GIRLINMOTION 10/28/2009 9:38AM

    Yes, you don't always have to see to believe!!!

HUGS

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I BELIEVE (Day 6)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Reason # 6 “I believe in God because life is incredibly short, and I do not believe that our lives are meaningless.”

“If we are to live without God we must accept that life is meaningless-that we live for a short time and then we die and return to nothingness. Even the existential philosophers admit this. The prominent atheist Bertrand Russell said, ‘Unless you assume a God, the question of life’s purpose is meaningless.’ He elaborated eloquently and honestly admitting that his atheism leads inevitably to a life of hopelessness and despair. When I went through my period of disbelief, it was the atheists who helped me back to my faith in God by clearly articulating what life is like without a belief in God. If there is nothing more than what we accomplish in our 79.6 years on Earth, then life has no meaning, no greater purpose, no nobility. Without God, life makes no sense. I choose to believe that there is a God; that the choices we make have eternal consequences and that life has meaning.”

Don Waddell – “Why I believe in God 9 non-biblical reasons”

Long before he laid down earth’s foundations, God had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love.

Ephesians 1:4 (The Message)

Sherrie

Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
Matthew 24:35, Mark 13:31, Luke 21:33 (GNT)

  
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1WALKINGMAN 10/27/2009 5:46PM

    Amen and Amen! emoticon

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KIMISTRY1 10/27/2009 5:15PM

    I couldn't have said it better myself! Life without God is meaningless!!!

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SKMINNY 10/27/2009 11:08AM

    some times the great deceiver tries to make us believe that life is meaningless, but IT ISN'T TRUE!! emoticon

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GIRLINMOTION 10/27/2009 9:41AM

    That is how I see it too!!!

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At my Limit...

Monday, October 26, 2009

...of photos in my gallery that is emoticon

So for my dear SPARK friends who are not on Facebook, as promised here are a few random pictures from the Jay-Z Concert (10/10), Meeting BLESSED3061 (10/17), The Pastor's Black and White Ball (10/23), me experimenting with a natural hairstyle for Girls' Night Out (10/24) and the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk (10/25)...ENJOY!


Me and Jay-Z....well kinda ;) Yes, I had danced my tail off!!!


Me and NEWBEIN..."Running the Town"


Meeting BLESSED3061


Me and my Sister


Me and Angie Stone (more photographic creativity...LOL!)


Me on the Red Carpet


Me, Mama and my Sister


Yours Truly on the Dance Floor


I left my silky roller wrap on the dance floor at the ball, so this was my attempt at a Natural Look for Girls' Night Out


Some of my buddies from WKU


Me and my Buddy Lucy


This is a lady who knew Lisa, she saw our shirts and came over and introduced herself. She is battling three types of cancer, one of which is breast cancer. She said that she remembers how Lisa fought so courageously which inspires her to do the same. Lisa is still impacting lives....


At the Finish Line in record time (well at least for me). It usually takes me between 65 minutes or more to walk 5k, my goal was to do it in an hour and I met my goal...YAY! It was also my goal to raise $500, to date I've raised $295 YAY AGAIN!!!

  
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GODZDESIGN95 10/27/2009 10:40AM

    Good for you!

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JCARDINAL 10/27/2009 10:08AM

    Great pictures! Thanks for sharing.

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WALNUT5612 10/27/2009 9:53AM

    I love your pictures!!!!

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NANCYCA555 10/27/2009 8:32AM

    Way to challenge yourself and walk that 5k in your fastest time, in honor of your friend. Those are hilarious shots of you "with" JayZ and the other performer. You and your sister look very different. That's a cool angle that the picture of you dancing was taken from.

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CHRIS471 10/27/2009 12:36AM

    I enjoyed looking at your pictures. You looked great. I think it was a wonderful thing walking for Breast Cancer and being able to meet your goal of completing the 5k in an hour is fantastic. Keep up the good work emoticon

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JUDIA62 10/26/2009 11:03PM

  I love your pictures and your goals. You are doing great. WTG!
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TNLONGHORN 10/26/2009 9:45PM

    Congratulations on your PR and the fundraising. Nice!

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FIT2BTHIN2 10/26/2009 9:42PM

    Great pic's and I too love that necklace!

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GRAMMYSKIDS58 10/26/2009 9:40PM

    I love all your new pics and seeing all the things you have been doing. Thanks for sharing them!! Congrats on doing the walk in record time!! I am glad you were able to see the impact that Lisa had on other peoples lives... her memory and strength wil always be apart of people.
I took my new dog for a walk today and I actually jogged for a little bit several times. That was quite a miles stone for me... I have no desire to BE a runner.... but it is nice to know that if I feel like running I can. So I guess that is something I will do from time to time to boost my ego and motivate myself.
HUGS, Kathy

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KAYEREADER 10/26/2009 9:31PM

    Love that necklace from girls night out...

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PATRICIAANN46 10/26/2009 9:29PM

  You are definitely on the right track. Keep up the good attitude and work combined with fun.

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I BELIEVE (Day 5)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Reason # 5 “I believe in God because we live in a complex, intricate, interdependent world of design.”

“As one of the world’s foremost space scientists, Dr. Werner von Braun said, ‘Anything as well ordered and perfectly created as is our earth and universe must have a Maker, a Master Designer. Anything so orderly, so perfect, so precisely balanced, so majestic as this creation can only be the product of a Divine idea…there must be a Maker; there can be no other way.’ If you have been reading much in secular magazines, you are aware that more and more scientists are espousing the idea that the universe could not have come about by accident, but rather is the product of an Intelligent Design, a Master Designer.”

Don Waddell – “Why I believe in God 9 non-biblical reasons”

Look up to the skies. Who created all these stars? He leads out the army of heaven one by one and calls all the stars by name. Because he is strong and powerful, not one of them is missing.

Isaiah 40:26 (NCV)

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

Psalms 19:1 (NIV)

Sherrie

Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

Matthew 24:35, Mark 13:31, Luke 21:33 (GNT)

  
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